Last Days of Socrates Euthyphro - The Apology - Crito - Phaedo

ISBN-10: 0140449280
ISBN-13: 9780140449280
Authors: Plat�, Hugh Tredennick, Harold Tarrant, Harold Tarrant, Harold Tarrant
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The trial and condemnation of Socrates for heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of ancient Athens. In tracing these events through four dialogues Plato also developed his own philosophy, based on the manifesto by Socrates, for a life guided by self-responsibility.

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Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for…    

Harold Tarrant is Professor of Classics and Head of the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His publications include Plato's First Interpreters (2000) and Recollecting Plato's Meno (2005), both published by Bloomsbury.

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 304 Dimensions: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.726 lbs. Language: English